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Philadelphia Science Festival

April 26-May 4, 2019

University of the Sciences is excited to be a partner in the 2019 Philadelphia Science Festival, an innovative, nine-day celebration that engages the community with the ways that science and technology touch our everyday lives. A citywide collaboration that runs April 26-May 4, the Festival unites 200 of the region’s most influential institutions, museums, and cultural centers in a common goal.

Organized and led by The Franklin Institute, and prevented by FMC Corporation, the annual Festival brings science to restaurants, parks, breweries, libraries, museums, and other neighborhood venues culminating in the free Science Carnival on the Parkway, May 4!  Details at

USciences’ faculty, staff, and students take part in some of the 60+ events available throughout the festival:



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Saturday, April 27

Science in the Park

12 noon to 4 p.m.
Clark Park

Who says science, technology, engineering, and math can’t sometimes be a “walk in the park”? Let us inspire and excite your family with all the wonder that discovery can bring through a day of hands-on activities in two of the city’s most beloved parks. Teach your kids the fundamentals of curiosity and experimentation as the community comes together to delight in the science that surrounds us every day. Join faculty and students from the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, and the Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics Departments for hands-on activities. 

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Sunday, April 28

Be a Scientist Day: Science and Healthcare Careers

12 noon to 4 p.m.
University of the Sciences
Integrated Professional Education Complex

Learn what it takes to work in science and healthcare, interact with students, do hands-on activities, and spend time with experts in their fields. From pharmacy to biology, physician assistant to physical therapy, occupational therapy to chemistry, experience the science behind these important careers.

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Fishtown Science Crawl

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Various Locations
Free to attend, $5 wristband for food and drink specials FREE/TICKET SUGGESTED

Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials, explosive science demonstrations, and awe-inspiring activities at many of Fishtown’s most popular venues, this is the nerdiest bar crawl you’ll ever experience. So raise a pint in the name of science and buckle up for the most mind-blowing brunch you’ll ever have! Keep an eye out for the faculty and students from USciences Brewing Science Certificate Program and the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics!

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Tuesday, April 30

Science After School

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Andorra Library

Spark your student’s passion for STEM learning when local engineers, scientists, and other experts visit your neighborhood library to lead FREE after-school programs. Take part in these exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid- (and scientist-) approved hands-on activities, right in your neighborhood library. Faculty from the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department will take part.

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Saturday, May 4

Science Carnival on the Parkway

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ben Franklin Parkway

The 2019 Philadelphia Science Festival culminates in a super-charged, super-fun celebration of science! This FREE event is unlike any other—with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games, and electrifying entertainment for the entire family. Returning to the newly-renovated Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this finale event promises to be the ultimate daylong science extravaganza! USciences will have booths with faculty and students from physics.

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